Cleveland Pride + Cleveland Fusion

Fusion + PrideJoin Cleveland Pride and Cleveland Fusion as we Kick Off to Pride! Watch as the Northeast Ohio’s Women’s Professional full-contact football team, the Cleveland Fusion, faces off against the Montreal Blitz in the international game of the year! It’s Pride Night and Memorial Day Weekend so wear your favorite Pride gear or red, white, and blue and get half off tickets (originally priced at $15)! Proceeds benefit Disabled American Veterans- DAV. Come out and cheer Cleveland Fusion on to victory, have a chance to win $10,000 at half-time while supporting some great causes!

After the game, party with the team at the Maple Grove Tavern, meet the players and learn more about Cleveland Pride!

Cleveland LGBT Pride Inc. is celebrating it’s 28th parade and festival this June 24th at Voinovich Park! Enjoy live music, dance performances, and a day of family-friendly activities in support of the LGBTQ community! Featuring headliner Taylor Dayne, presented by FlexSpas!

Real Women. Real Football. Cleveland Fusion competes all across the country as a member of the National Women’s Football Alliance In their 16th season , these ladies are back and better than ever, winning games and inspiring the next generation of female athletes.

DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. If you cannot attend but would still like to contribute, visit https://www.dav.org/ways-to-give/.

Fusion return to Maple Heights HS for the 2017 season.

In the off season, The Fusion was acquired by TJ Monachino, a 28 year old entrepreneur, who is committed to creating awareness for Women’s Football, and raising the team’s identity as a winning sports team in Northeast Ohio and across the United States. Monachino states “I am committed to making the investment required to make this happen. The Women of the Fusion deserve the spotlight- their athleticism, skills and love of the game should be showcased.”

Monachino has built a roster that includes 10 WFA All-American players returning from the 2016 season and the largest rookie class in recent history. Additionally an investment has been made to expand the coaching staff and facilities to support a championship drive.

The 2017 season includes an exciting home schedule that kicks off with a fellow Central North Division team, the Toledo Reign and familiar in state rivals the COLUMBUS COMETS coming to town in April.
In a Women’s Football Alliance first, Canadian powerhouse Montreal Blitz will travel to Cleveland in May for an international showdown. In June the Cleveland Fusion will end their regular season at home against the West Michigan Mayhem.

Tickets are on sale now at http://clevelandfusion.com/tickets/.

2017 game schedule

Dillow and Jackson to represent as members of the USA National Women’s Football team

The Cleveland Fusion is so proud to announce that two of its stars were chosen to represent the United States as members of the USA National Women’s Football team.

78 Elizabeth Dillow 81 Maria Jackson

Elizabeth Dillow, #78, offensive line and Maria Jackson, #81, as an alternate at wide receiver. Dillow describes her selection as the capstone of her career. The only thing left is a WFA Championship Trophy on her mantel, something her Fusion teammates plan to rectify in 2017. Maria has ranked consistently among the top ten receivers in the WFA throughout her career. We are very fortunate to have these great athletes playing for us. Our season opens on April 1st, come on out and support Elizabeth, Maria and the Women of the Fusion as we begin our drive to a Title.

Canada will host the third edition of the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship from June 24 – June 30, 2017 in Langley, British Columbia at McLeod Stadium. The six-team event features the top female tackle football players from around the world. Participating nations include the United States, the reigning and two-time women’s worlds gold medalist, the respective gold and silver European championship medalists, Finland and Great Britain, as well as Australia, Mexico, and host Canada.

 

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